The Governors are all people who are interested in the development of the school. They are willing to work at supporting the school and able to strengthen links between the school and its community. Below are the names of Church Lane Primary School and Nursery Governors:




Mrs Barbara Jones (Chair of Governors)     

 I have been a Governor for many years, seeing many changes including the building of the present School.

EYFS is my special interest as I firmly believe that creating an environment that encourages, creates an enquiringly mind  and offers new opportunities is important, as Church Lane does.


Miss Helen Ridley (Chair of resources/ LCC Governor)  


Miss Andrea Roberts (Parent Governor) 


Mrs Christine James (Chair of Learning)

My name is Christine James and have been a Governor at Church Lane Primary and Nursery School since Jan 2009. 

I spent 17 years in the Armed Forces and then joined the Civil Service where I had experience in Property Management and Finance.  

I started as a Parent Governor, and then when my children left Church Lane, to move to Secondary School, I became a co-opted Governor.  My Responsibilities are School Council and I chair the School Development Committee and sit on the Finance/Resource Committee.  I am retired, still a carer for my youngest son who is still at Secondary School.  I volunteer at Church Lane two afternoons a week reading with some of the children.  


Mr Vince Jones (Also a Governor at William Alvey)


Mrs Melanie Porter (Parent Governor/ Safeguarding and KS1 Governor)


Mrs Sarah Elliott (Co-opted)

Having been a parent at Church Lane I wanted to continue to help sustain the excellent work they do at the school.

I joined the board of Governors to support the creative elements of the curriculum; helping to support and develop opportunities that encourage pupils to broaden their practical skills and knowledge within creative arts.


Mr Callum Clay (Headteacher)

I have been Headteacher at Church Lane since 2016. I was previously Deputy Headteacher and a Teacher at the school. I have loved every minute of my time here and enjoy working with the Sleaford community.


Mr Jason Barratt (Staff Governor/Deputy Headteacher)



Chair of Governors                                                     Clerk to Governors

C/O Barbara Jones                                                                        Gemma Blanchard

Church Lane Primary School and Nursery

Church Lane


NG34 7DF